Alzheimer's Research UK East Network Public Meeting 2022

  • Date: 31 March 2022
  • Time: 16:00 pm
  • Cost: Free
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The role of immune system in disease progression and development of dementia; explore Music therapy for people living with dementia

About this event

In this talk, neuroscientist will share findings from a 3 year study to help us understand the role of immune system in the disease progression and the development of dementia.

Research has found that music therapy has a positive effect on the behaviour, emotion and cognition of people with dementia. In this talk, we will hear from the experts on how music is used as an intervention to decrease the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and also in improving life and wellbeing of people living with dementia. We will also look into the adoption of technology to create new musical tools for people living with dementia.

Programme

  • 4:00 - 4:05pm Welcome
  • 4:05 - 4:15pm Message from ARUK representative
  • 4:15 - 4:45pm The role of the immune system in Parkinson's disease, Dr Antonina Kouli, University of Cambridge
  • 4:45 - 5:15pm Creative technology: new musical tools for people living with dementia, Dr Jennifer MacRitchie, University of Sheffield
  • 5:15 - 5:45pm Participant experiences in research on music and reading for dementia: HOMESIDE, an international RCT trial for home based family carers, Prof Helen Odell-Miller & Jodie Bloska, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 5:45pm End of Talk
  • Date: 31 March 2022
  • Time: 16:00 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue:
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